B.C.’s 5th-consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividend of a strong economy
VICTORIA — British Columbia’s fifth-consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividends of a strong and diversified economy and prudent fiscal management by cutting costs for middle-class B.C. families, investing in priority programs and services, and promoting a competitive, job-creating economy, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.
Finance Minister Michael de Jong
Minister Michael de Jong talks to the news media and stakeholders at the budget lockup, February 21, 2017.
- Budget News Release ( February 21, 2017 ): the budget overview distributed to news media.
- Budget Backgrounder:
- Budget and Fiscal Plan: the main budget document; it lays out the Province’s three-year fiscal plan, including economic outlook, revenues, spending, tax measures, and forecasting risks and assumptions.
- Budget Highlights: reader friendly, plain-language overview of the Budget 2017.
- Budget Speech: the Finance Minister's address to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
- Estimates: the detailed breakdown of proposed spending by ministry and government agency that must be debated and approved by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
- Supplement to the Estimates: provides additional information on proposed spending, organized into major categories such as salaries, grants, capital, travel, and operations.
- Ministry Service Plans: provides an overview of every ministry and associated entities, including how they intend to achieve their service goals and how they support the direction laid out in the Government Strategic Plan.Ministry List
- Crown Agency Service Plans: provides an overview of every Crown agency, including how they intend to achieve their service goals and how they support the direction laid out in the Government Strategic Plan.Crown List
- Government Strategic Plan: sets out an overarching vision, goals and priority actions for the Province of British Columbia.